MYR Group Inc. (MYR Group) (Nasdaq: MYRG) subsidiary Great Southwestern Construction, Inc. (Great Southwestern) announced it has expanded operations by opening a new office in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, located approximately 70 miles east of Tulsa. In August, Great Southwestern announced the opening of a new district office in Mansfield, Texas, located approximately 40 miles southwest of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Both initiatives represent Great Southwestern’s commitment to support the company’s transmission and distribution (T&D) growth initiatives, and expand operations in geographic regions where Great Southwestern has a strong history of performing work, and show promise for continued high voltage transmission opportunities.
Mark Hammons recently joined Great Southwestern as Operations Manager, and will be based out of the Tahlequah office where his responsibilities include oversight of the district’s operations throughout Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Hammons has more than 21 years of industry experience in all phases of electrical construction for transmission lines, distribution systems and substations. He has also held numerous management roles ranging from general foreman to operations manager. Previously, Hammons served as Director of Substations for Can-Fer Utility Services, LLC, a division of Quanta Services.
“I fully accept the responsibilities of my new role, and understand that my leadership will be essential to supporting Great Southwestern’s commitment and desire to maintain a long-term presence in the region, improve our levels of customer service, and spur job creation by hiring locally,” Hammons remarked.
“Given Mark’s proven success to spearhead growth and foster critical relationships in this important region, I am confident he and his team will continue to maintain an impressive track record throughout this newly established territory,” Great Southwestern President Brandon Lark said.